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BARREL TRANSPORT TRUCK Filed March 28, 1958 . ' ATTo R N EYS Patented Nov. 22, 1938 2,137,560 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,137,560 1 l BARREL TRANsPo-R'r- TRUCKV Harold L. Anderson, Lincoln, Nebr. Application March 28, 1938, Serial No. 198,533 2 Claims. This invention relates to trucks of the type to extends through an -openingin the bight portion be attached to certain articles such as barrels, easily and expeditiously attached and removed of `the body, asbest shown in Figure 2. The cross member about the threaded opening thereof is reinforced by a boss 1 formed on the undersur face thereof. The arms of the body have slots 8 extending with respect to an article, but casual removal or longitudinally therein and disposed diametrically drums, boxes .and the like, -for transporting the same, and its general object is to provide a caster bearing truck of that character, which can be displacement is practically impossible. A further object is to provide a truck that will 10 take up minimum space, and will allow the article to be evenly balanced and transported thereon, with ease and minimum effort on the part of the user. Another object is to provide a truck that is 15 light in weight, yet is strong and sturdy to per form its intended function without damage or breakage thereof, is simple in construction, inex pensive to manufacture, and extremely eflicient in 20 operation, use and service. This invention also consists in certain other features of construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts, to be here inafter fully described, illustrated in the accom panying drawing and specifically pointed out in 25 the appended claims. In describing the invention in detail, reference will be had to the accompanying drawing where in like characters denote like or corresponding parts throughout the several views, and in which: 30 Figure l is a rear view of the truck which forms the subject matter of the present invention. Figure 2 is a vertical sectional view taken there through and illustrates the same applied to a metallic drum or the like. 35 Figure 3 is a sectional view taken approximately on line 3-3 of Figure 2, looking in the direction of the arrows. Referring to the drawing in detail, the ‘letter A indicates a metallic drum, barrel or the like, and B the end rib or bead, and while I have illus trated my truck as being attached to an article of that character, it will of course be understood that it can be used with any type of article that includes a rib or bead, as shown. 45 The truck includes a base plate I which has formed thereon and rising therefrom the arms 2 of an inverted substantially U-shaped body 3, and the arms thereof are preferably disposed in con verging relation with respect to each other, from 50 their connection with the base plate, as best shown in Figure 1. Formed on the arms at 4 and bridging the same is a cross member 5 having a threaded open ing therein centrally thereof adjacent its rear 55 edge to threadedly receive a thumb screw 6 which opposite each other for the purpose of receiving the end portions of a pivot pin 9 of the lock plate I0 which is of angle formation to provide a rear 10 Wardly directed tongue I I for disposal in the path of the lower end of the thumb screw for the latter to bear thereagainst, as shown, and a forwardly and downwardly inclined tongue I2 which is en gageable with the outer flange of the rib or bead 15 B, for locking the truck with respect to the barrel or the like, as clearly shown in Figure 2, it being obvious that the thumb screw bears against the tongue II and holds the tongue I2 in bearing en gagement with the rib flange. The base plate I is of a length to extend beyond the body, for disposal below the drum or the like, and formed on or otherwise secured to the ex tending portion I3 for disposal forwardly thereof is a supporting lug I4 of substantially T-shape 25 formation, in that it includes a ilange head I5 on the outer end thereof to bear against the bottom of the drum. Riveted or otherwise secured to the base plate I is a caster that includes an upper plate I6 and a 30 yoke I‘I journaled thereto by a stud I8 and having a disk shaped upper portion I9 which together with the upper plate I6, have annular grooves therein providing a race for balls 20, and the arms of the yoke have a wheel 2| journaled between 35 the same, as shown. The forward portions of the arms 2 are pref erably reduced as at 22, so that the upper por tions of the arms and the bight portion thereof are disposed in bearing association with the 40 drum, to materially relieve strain on the lock plate. From the above description and disclosure of the drawing, it will be obvious that I have pro vided a truck which can be readily applied and 45 removed with respect to a drum or the like, and when applied thereto, the rib or bead B is dis posed between the body and the rear end of the supporting lug I4, with the upper portion of the body bearing against the vertical wall of the 50 drum, the tongue I2 against the bead, and the head I5 against the bottom of the drum. When transporting heavy articles such 'as ñlled drums', it is not necessary to use the lock plate, as the weight of the article will prevent casual removal 55 2 - 2,137,560 ._ slots, said lock plate being engageable with the or displacement of the truck. However, the lock plate can be readily applied in position for use, merely by the use of the thumb screw, as will be apparent. ' article and a thumb screw mounted in the body and engaged with the lock plate for holding the latter in operative position for securing the truck to the article. 2. An article transporting truck comprising a base, an inverted substantially U-shaped body ' It is thought from the foregoing description that the advantages and novel features of the in vention will be readily apparent. It is to be- understood that changes may be formed on and rising from the base and having diametrically opposed slots in the arms thereof, made in the construction and in the combination 10 and arrangement ofthe several parts, vprovided that such changes fall Within the scope of„the appended claims. What I claim is: ¿I L ~. v a substantially T-shaped supporting lug extend 10 ing forwardly from the base and spaced from the body to receive a portion of the article between ¿'¿the same and for the article to rest upon the lug, a caster secured to the base, an angle lock plate disposed between the arms, a pivot pin for the 15 lock plate and mounted in the slots, one angle portion of the lock plate being engageable with 1. An article transporting truck comprising a base, an inverted substantially U-'shaped «body formed on and rising from the base and having diametrically opposed slots in the a'rms'thereof, a headed supporting lug extendinglforwardly from the article, and a thumb screw threadedly mount the base and spaced from the body to lreceive ak ed in the body and engageable with the other an portion of the article between the saniëand forAv gle portion of the lock plate for holding the latter 20 the article to rest >upon the lug, a caster secured in operative position for securing thetruck to to the base, a lock plate pivoted between the arms and having therpivots thereof mounted in the the article. ' i . HAROLD L. ANDERSON.